Kentucky



I spent several amazing days in March 2012 in Kentucky and Indiana. You can read all the detail in my blog in the entry for March 13, 2012. First, I presented "La Favola di Fabrizio" at the Indiana University East International Festival, and the next day I taught a master class at Indiana University East. Back in Louisville, I attended the blessing of the keg hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and performed a program of Irish songs and stories. On Saturday, I sung at Mass with the Hibernian choir and rode in the first float in the St. Patrick's Day parade! On Sunday, I cantored for the Sunday Mass. Later in the day I was able to visit famous Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby.

The photos below represent some of my experiences in Kentucky - you can see more about my experiences at Indiana University East on this page.
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Blessing of the keg at Molly Malone's pub.
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Ancient Order of Hibernians chaplain blessing the keg.
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Mayor of Louisville with Irish Person of the Year.
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PBD performing with at the AOH breakfast with host Bill Riley.
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Ancient Order of Hibernians banner.
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The keg.
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Ancient Order of Hibernians banner.
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Ancient Order of Hibernians at Church.
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AOH officers.
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Irish step dancers.
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PBD with Irish step dancer, Aiden.
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PBD with the Deacon, Reverend Mr. William Klump, after Mass at St. Louis Bertrand Church, Louisville.
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PBD with the Deacon, Reverend Mr. William Klump, after Mass at St. Louis Bertrand Church, Louisville.
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3 U.S. Marines from Fort Knox, Kentucky.
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Stephen Foster, composer of "My Old Kentucky Home," state song.
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Kentucky Derby thoroughbreds, Churchill Downs, Kentucky
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Sculpture of Barbaro, famous horse.